Davidson discovered photography at a young age on the streets of Oak Park, Illinois. When he was drafted into the army and stationed in Paris, Davidson met Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 1957, having finished his military service, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for LIFE magazine, and in 1959 he became a member of Magnum. Davidson continues to live and work in New York City.
Bruce Davidson. From the series Brooklyn Gang, 1959.